Munich, Germany (January 7, 2004)–Professor Dr. Fritz Sennheiser, a pioneer in the field of radio frequency technology and electroacoustics, and the founder of Sennheiser electronic GmbH received the coveted Diesel Medal award at a ceremony held in the Hall of Honor at the Deutsche Museum in Munich. The event, held in late November, was held to honor inventors and their enterprising work.
The Diesel Medal is presented not only to recognize the technical brilliance of the recipients but also to mark their economic relevance. For Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser (92), the Diesel Medal is therefore a double award: “When I founded the company in 1945, I was an engineer through and through. I concentrated on development and gave lectures at the university. As far as commercial issues and company management were concerned, I had to teach myself everything I know. Sometimes, I also had to learn from my own mistakes.”
The inventions produced by Sennheiser and his team revolutionized the field of sound transmission. Their pioneering developments included the first interference shotgun microphone for the film industry, the first professional wireless microphones for television, reporters’ transmitters, RF condenser microphones for outside broadcasts, the automatic answering machine, the first baby monitor, infrared audio transmission technology and the first open headphones.
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation